A Philosopher’s View on Bayesian Evaluation of Informative Hypotheses
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This chapter provides an answer to the question: What it is, philosophically speaking, to choose a model in a statistical procedure, and what does this amounts to in the context of a Bayesian inference? Special attention is given to Bayesian model selection, specifically the choice between inequality constrained and unconstrained models based on their Bayes factors and posterior model probabilities.
KeywordsBayesian Inference Inductive Inference Bayesian Statistic Probability Assignment Logical Possibility
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